Connecticut’s Pepe & Hazard is laying off five attorneys and seven staff members.
The 61-attorney firm says the move “is the direct result of the current economic downturn that is affecting businesses and employers across the nation.”
In January, Pepe & Hazard laid off two attorneys and two staff members, and in December announced a pay freeze .
The firm has also announced it will not be increasing billable hourly rates for clients this year.
Pepe & Hazard LLP has offices in Hartford, Southport and Waterbury, Connecticut, and in Boston.